Mel Davenport

Membership Secretary

I started skiing in November 2016 and joined Sharks Ski Club in March 2017 as a very nervous, scared and diffident skier, thanks to the Sharks my confidence has grown tremendously and hopefully will continue to grow.

Andy Cresswell

Club Secretary

Not been skiing for long but hooked.

After a year in the cafe watching Dylan ski with the Sharks, I decided to try the level 1 instructors course so I could help out if needed and hopefully gain a few skills to enable me to keep up on the slopes.

The keeping up hasn’t worked but learning a lot and having fun anyway!

I spend the week in front of a screen looking after IT contracts and challenges, with a snow capped mountain image on my desktop to keep me going until the next ski adventure.

SKI ROSSENDALE – SUMMER RACE LEAGUE

SKI ROSSENDALE – SUMMER RACE LEAGUE
The previous two outings were ace so don’t miss the third race meeting  in Rossendale Ski Club’s Summer Race League on Sunday 16th June. Register through me for this one, my contact details are at the foot of this message. If you are considering taking part, let me have your name and DOB nice and early as Rossendale would like to formulate a list of possible entries to help save time later.

Both of these fun Slalom events consist of two individual timed runs in the morning followed by head to head races following lunch. The head to head races are matched according to your earlier timed runs so are evenly matched and great fun! You youngsters might even end up racing your mum or dad!

 

The event is open to all ages and abilities of skier and is a great introduction to racing in a friendly, fun atmosphere without the normal race day pressures of the more ‘formal’ meetings.

If you need any more information or have any queries, please e-mail me: prsmit@btinternet.com or text/message me on 07774 845 444 (under 18’s please copy in a parent/guardian)

Bumps Bumps Bumps Part 2

BUMPS BUMPS BUMPS!  Part Two…..

After the resounding success of the Moguls session that we ran in March, we are very pleased to be able to announce the next session, on 25th May.

Once again we are excited that Ian and Ania (England Moguls Coaches) will be running this session for Sharks Club members.

The plan is that Ian and Ania will come to the Sharks session between 9 and 11 in the morning.  Anyone interested will then have a short break for refreshments / lunch, then, we will run an additional 2 hours moguls session. You will have an opportunity to practice skiing moguls and, with their support, develop skills that increase your confidence and enjoyment in the bumps.

The cost of the sessions will be £45.  Please note that this includes the morning Sharks session.  This therefore means that for those who normally pay £29 for the sharks session, you will be getting an additional two hours coaching for just £16.   Not only that, but the price includes a full day pass for the day at Snozone.  This therefore means that should you wish to stay on the snow afterwards, then you can, at no extra cost.  Bargain!

Anyone interested in the session, will need to pay the British Moguls Academy directly by the 17th March.  Details are below;
Account name: the British Moguls Academy
Account number: 11565541
Sort code: 09-01-29

Once you’ve made a booking, just email mogulsacademy@btinternet.com  saying who will be attending the session, how comfortable they are skiing moguls and what they want out of the session.

Also, if you have any questions, just send an email to the same address.

Moguls 25th May

BUMPS BUMPS BUMPS!  Part Two…..

After the resounding success of the Moguls session that we ran in March, we are very pleased to be able to announce the next session, on 25th May.

Once again we are excited that Ian and Ania (England Moguls Coaches) will be running this session for Sharks Club members.

The plan is that Ian and Ania will come to the Sharks session between 9 and 11 in the morning.  Anyone interested will then have a short break for refreshments / lunch, then, we will run an additional 2 hours moguls session. You will have an opportunity to practice skiing moguls and, with their support, develop skills that increase your confidence and enjoyment in the bumps.

The cost of the sessions will be £45.  Please note that this includes the morning Sharks session.  This therefore means that for those who normally pay £29 for the sharks session, you will be getting an additional two hours coaching for just £16.   Not only that, but the price includes a full day pass for the day at Snozone.  This therefore means that should you wish to stay on the snow afterwards, then you can, at no extra cost.  Bargain!

Anyone interested in the session, will need to pay the British Moguls Academy directly by the 17th March.  Details are below;
Account name: the British Moguls Academy
Account number: 11565541
Sort code: 09-01-29

Once you’ve made a booking, just email mogulsacademy@btinternet.com  saying who will be attending the session, how comfortable they are skiing moguls and what they want out of the session.

Also, if you have any questions, just send an email to the same address.

Sharks AGM May 18th 2019

Dear Sharks Members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on 18th May 2019.
All members are invited to come along and participate in the meeting.
The Meeting will start at 11:30 after the Skiing Session at Xscape, Castleford.

This will be a great opportunity to hear updates from our team regarding the last years activity at Sharks, and receive the annual accounts.
Agenda for the meeting, and Minutes from last year can be found here…

Appointment of Club Committee

As usual we will also be appointing Committee Members for the coming year.  We are always keen to have new committee members, and this year we will have a number of vacant posts.  In particular, I will be stepping down as Club Secretary.  If anyone is interested in taking up this, or any other position on the Committee, then please get in touch with me, before the meeting on the 18th.
Nominations can be sent to me by email at info@sharks.org.uk
A list of Committee positions and current incumbents can be found here…

Appointment of Club Captain

In addition we are also looking for a new female Club Captain.
Grace Slater will be stepping down from this role at the AGM, and we would like someone to work alongside current male Captain, Tom Hill, to represent the views of our junior members.

If you are interested in becoming Club Captain, then please email me your name, and a short description of yourself, and why you would like to do it to info@sharks.org.uk
If you would like to, then please add a photograph of yourself.
Deadline for nominations is Midnight Thursday 9th May. 
This is on order for us to be able to organise a vote among the junior members in time for the AGM.

Any questions or queries, then just drop me a line.

Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all there.

Richard

Sharks Ski Club Secretary
Info@sharks.org.uk

Moguls Session 16th March

Dear Sharks,
BUMPS BUMPS BUMPS!
Who wants to ski some bumps??
Following enthusiastic response from Sharks skiing moguls, we’re putting forward a proposal for those of you who may want to improve in the bumps.
As you may (or may not!) be aware, we have now run several sessions where we have invited Ian Danby and Ania Wasielewska (England Moguls Coaches) to the Sharks Saturday morning sessions. We have had some really positive feedback, both from members, and from Ian and Ania.
From a Sharks point of view, we see working with Ian and Ania as being a fantastic opportunity for our members to receive tuition from top level coaches.
At the same time, Ian and Ania have spotted that Sharks members have been instructed to ski technically very well.  This gives a solid foundation to taking our technical skiing in to the bumps.
With this in mind, we are looking at running some additional sessions in conjunction with Ian and Ania.  The first of these sessions is set for the 16th March.  The plan is that Ian and Ania will come to the Sharks session between 9 and 11 in the morning.  Anyone interested will then have a short break for refreshments / lunch, then, we will run an additional 2 hours moguls session. You will have an opportunity to practice skiing moguls and, with their support, develop skills that increase your confidence and enjoyment in the bumps. 
The cost of the sessions will be £45.  Please note that this includes the morning Sharks session.  This therefore means that for those who normally pay £29 for the sharks session, you will be getting an additional two hours coaching for just £16.   Not only that, but the price includes a full day pass for the day at Snozone.  This therefore means that should you wish to stay on the snow afterwards, then you can, at no extra cost.  Bargain!
Anyone interested in the session, will need to pay the British Moguls Academy directly by the 8th March.  Details are below; 
Account name: the British Moguls Academy
Account number: 11565541
Sort code: 09-01-29
Once you’ve made a booking, just email mogulsacademy@btinternet.com  saying who will be attending the session, how comfortable they are skiing moguls and what they want out of the session. 
Also, if you have any questions, just send an email to the same address.

Wengen Holiday Update

Hi all you Wengenistas,

We’ve heard quite of you are going to be in the same place at the same time ?!? 🤣🙈👍⛷

When this sort of ‘coincidence’ has arisen before quite a few of us have made the most of this and has a bit of fun. So let’s see if we can continue the tradition and make an impression between us!! If you hadn’t already guessed Sharks peeps ‘randomly’ converging on Wengen = comedy reputation!!

Some of us have decided to do a few things you ‘may’ like to join in with 😂🤣.

Just to paint the picture we’re going to have a fancy dress day on the slopes (weather permitting!!). Superheroes are a huge hit on the slopes, but equally if you’d prefer to dressed as an animal, alien, inflatable ballerina or just don some garish retro gear it’s all actively encouraged!! Feel free to wear it whenever though if you want!!

One evening we’d like to do a ‘strictly some/dum dancing’ evening. We’ve judges lined up and a host with most so all we need now is a few couples ready to strut their stuff and impress (or depress!!). Whether it’s a tango, foxtrot, Charleston, American rough or smooth we don’t care just get yourself a partner preparish for the big night and who knows you could be walking off with the Litter Ball!! 🕺🏻🍾

Finally on the Thursday night, to celebrate the fact that Sharks is 30 years old, Especially for You we’re proposing a fancy dress evening with ‘89’ as the theme and we’d just love you to join us!!! It’s up to you what you wear but as always we’re sure there’ll be an imaginative, creative & hilarious response!! Promises to be a pearler!!

You’ve 3 weeks to gear up !! If you’re struggling for ideas or not sure on anything feel free to ask anyone on the committee or anyone who’s been on this sort of thing before – Be assured making a fool of yourself is positively encouraged, many of us are experts at it!!
😀🦈🎿

Have fun these photos will give you an idea of the sort of thing that would be great to see!!

Keep on skiing!! ⛷🦈😂😳🤣

Tim
Sharks Ski Club Chairman
Info@sharks.org.uk

30th Anniversary Hoodies

30th Anniversary Hoodies + GET EM NOW!!

Hi Sharkies

As you’re all probably aware Sharks Ski Club 🦈 ⛷ is 30 this year. To celebrate we’re releasing special edition anniversary hoodies which you’ll all be desperate to get your hands on!! We want to be loud and proud and so to ensure you get noticed on the slope (or anywhere really!!) we’ve decided, so you can be seen, they’re going to be ELECTRIC GREEN!!

Get your orders in now!!

We’re aware that many of you are off on your travels this half-term. Although time is tight do not despair!! If you get your order over to us by 30th JAN we can have them ready for you to pick up from someone in the committee before you jet (drive/train/walk…?!?) off!!

size-wise they’re the same as our current Sharks Hoodies. Kids – Adults!!

For the more adventurous of you we’re going  a little wilder. Trust us on this 😂🤣😂 we’re also producing a ‘LUCKY DIP’ short or long sleeved T Shirt range!! You’ll certainly get noticed in these, you’ll be mad to miss out!!

ORDER NOW!! Tell us what you want in what size & soon you’ll be the envy of the entire skiing community!! 🤣🤣

Email info@sharks.org.uk with your orders!!

Keep on Skiing!! ⛷🦈😉

Tim
Sharks Ski Club Chairman
Info@sharks.org.uk